Text Message Scams

7.20.17

You know all those recent email scams? Well, now hackers are targeting your smartphone with a text invitation that appears to be a shopping scam.

They want you to follow up with an email for “additional information,” which is how you become a victim of the scam.

Here is a video from USA today with more information on how this type of hack works:

This is just another example of how important it is to be cautious and aware before clicking, tapping, or sending information to someone over the internet.

Here is a PDF from KnowBe4 to print and share as an everyday reminder for yourself and others: Social Engineering Red Flags

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